Events Featuring
Yousef Al Otaiba

Learn about upcoming events and read recaps of events attended by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, including conferences, conventions, forums, panels, celebrations, charitable and community events, and other functions.

The Abraham Accords - A Pathway to Peace with Economic Prosperity

April 16, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics invites Ambassador Al Otaiba and Bahraini Ambassador to the US for a conversation and Q&A session on the future of the Abraham Accords.

Battlegrounds: US Policy in the Middle East and Prospects for Peace and Economic Growth in a Troubled Region

April 14, 2021
Ambassador Al Otaiba joins H.R. McMaster from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on Battlegrounds to discuss the Abraham Accords, the ongoing crises in Syria and Yemen and the great power rivalry in the Middle East.

Johns Hopkins SAIS: The Future of Arab-Israeli Diplomacy

February 4, 2021
The Dean of the Johns Hopkins SAIS invited Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Issacharoff to virtually discuss the future of Arab-Israeli diplomacy.

On the Same Page: America’s Middle East Allies and Regional Threats

January 15, 2021
In light of the Abraham Accords, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted Ambassador Al Otaiba, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the US, Abdulla R. Al Khalifa, and Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, to discuss how all three nation’s plan to tackle Middle East peace and conflict in the future.
UAE to US Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

AAM’s 2020 Virtual Awards Dinner

December 10, 2020
Yousef Al Otaiba joined creative leaders from around the world at America Abroad Media’s (AMM) 2020 Virtual Awards Dinner to discuss his long-time efforts to establish what is now known as the Abraham Accords.

Foreign Policy’s Future Diplomats PeaceGame

December 9, 2020
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba welcomes participants of the 2020 Future Diplomats PeaceGame. Organized by Foreign Policy, this year’s event is focused on challenging early-career diplomats to mitigate the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Yousef Al Otaiba virtually welcomes the Future Diplomats PeaceGame

The Hudson Institute: A Discussion with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

December 8, 2020
The Hudson Institute hosted Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba for a virtual discussion on foreign policy and UAE-US relations.

The Emirates Mars Mission

July 20, 2020

In July 2020, the UAE successfully launched the long-anticipated “Hope Probe” and became the first Arab nation to embark on a mission to Mars. As the region’s first interplanetary spacecraft, Hope represents the UAE’s deep-rooted commitment to space exploration and will serve as the Red Planet’s first-ever weather satellite.

FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition

October 24-27, 2019

In October 2019, the Dubai Future Foundation organized a competition to promote passion for STEM education and innovation in youth. Ambassador Al Otaiba provided a welcome to help kick off the event.

US-UAE Business Council Roundtable Luncheon

April 23, 2019

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba brought together US business leaders and senior executives to understand the UAE’s commercial, trade, and economic priorities in 2019.

2018 Aspen Security Forum

August 17, 2018

At the 2018 Aspen Security Forum, Ambassador Al Otaiba joined a panel on security in the Middle East. During the discussion, he expanded on the UAE’s efforts to keep Iran from dominating Yemen and the entire region.

2017 ABANA Achievement
Award Dinner

October 10, 2017

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba introduced the recipient of the 2017 ABANA Achievement Award, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh. The ABANA Achievement Award recognizes outstanding leaders committed to financial and economic cooperation between the US, Middle East and North Africa.

A Conversation with
H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba

November 29, 2016

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) held a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba to discuss the Trump administration and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

A Conversation with His Excellency Ambassador
Yousef Al Otaiba

June 1, 2016

Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, spoke at RAND Corporation in June 2016 on the diversification of the Emirati economy and how cooperation with the US has led to partnerships like New York University Abu Dhabi, which prepares young people to become Rhodes scholars rather than radicals.

The Iran nuclear deal:
Prelude to proliferation
in the Middle East?

May 31, 2016

As part of a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba joined a panel to discuss how the Iran nuclear deal could affect proliferation in the Middle East and around the world.

The Middle East
at an Inflection Point

January 29, 2016

Ambassador Al Otaiba spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, about current crises facing the Middle East, including the continuing struggles against the Islamic State and the recent nuclear deal with Iran. The discussion was the first part of a speaker series focused on Middle East relations, and it was moderated by Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS.

Chairman’s Forum With Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

June 9, 2015

UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba spoke with Stimson Chairman Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr., former US Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction, about US foreign policy.

Ambassadors Roundtable
with the Ambassador of
the United Arab Emirates

October 23, 2012

The Council of American Ambassadors assembled a panel to discuss issues related to progress in the Middle East and North Africa. His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the US, participated in the event along with 21 other ambassadors.